The Lost Fleet: Courageous : Lost Fleet

  • by Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by Jack Campbell, Christian Rummel
  • Series: Lost Fleet
  • 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Alliance has been fighting a losing battle against the Syndicate Worlds for over a century. Now, Captain John "Black Jack" Geary, who returned to the fleet after a hundred-year suspended animation, must keep the Alliance one step ahead of its merciless foe.After a series of deadly engagements, the Alliance fleet is severely damaged and its arsenal is running low. Forced to halt in the Baldur Star System to raid the Syndic mines for raw materials, Geary is anxious to get moving again. But what should the fleet's next move be? The Syndics are starting to catch on to Geary's tactics, and as the Alliance ships jump from system to system, it's getting harder to keep one step ahead.What's more, Geary has started to piece fragments of intelligence together into a highly disturbing picture: the Syndics have been keeping the existence of another potential player in the war a secret - and this unknown power may have the means to annihilate the human race. BONUS AUDIO: Author Jack Campbell explains how his own background in the military shaped the Lost Fleet series.

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What the Critics Say

"Jack Campbell has written the most believable space battles I've ever seen anywhere." (David Sherman, co-author of the Starfist series)
"The kind of hero Hornblower fans will love!" (William C. Dietz, national best-selling author of When All Seems Lost)

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Annoying

These Lost Fleet books really, really annoy me.

They annoy me because the protagonist is wearing Mary Sue's favorite earrings.

They annoy me because the author spells everything out very, very very clearly. So clearly it feels like I'm being bashed over the head with clearly. I'd describe the writing as 'military' - point this end toward enemy. Yes, I know.

They annoy me because of the plodding repetition including but not limited to:
-IT'S BLACKJACK! The Famous Hero! Break out the bunting!
-the physics of the solar system sized battlefield
-DON'T BE BLACKJACK! He can do anything he wants! That's a BAD THING(tm)
-the consequences of the self sustaining war of attrition in which the Alliance and the Syndics are engaged leads to the consequences of the self sustaining war of attrition leads to the...
-Oh ANCESTORS, WE NEED BLACKJACK!
-the physics of the solar system sized battlefield
-BLACKJACK! It's even a medical term now, y'know.
-the going on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on about honor
-YES, BUT WHAT WOULD BJ DO?
-those darn auxiliaries getting us in trouble again... but we NEED them dammit.
-YOU NEED TO BE BLACKJACK!
-and let's not forget the physics of that battlefield...

And they annoy me because:
- despite all of that, the actual fleet engagements (especially in this book) are tense enough to have me on the edge of my seat. And to be fair these rely entirely on a firm grasp of (yes, yes, you may have a point) the physics of the solar system sized battlefield.
- the honorable sacrifices are kept simple enough to have an impact
- the books are short enough that the repetition doesn't kill you
- intriguing hints of SPOILER :-p.

Yes, I'll be going on with sequel
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- MR

must get the rest of the series.

my biggest problem these days is trying to figure out what I will read next when I finish this series and how many years it will take this memorable story to fade from my memory so I can start it from the beginning again. I didn't even know I love fleet books like this #ClutchesPearls
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-03-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios